NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A teenager is seriously hurt after an auto-pedestrian accident Thursday afternoon in Newport News.

According to police, officers responded to the scene just before 12:15 p.m. at Jefferson Avenue and Harpersville Road.

When officers arrived, they found a teenage girl who had been struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, police say.

She was taken to the hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Police say a preliminary investigation revealed the teenager was crossing Jefferson Avenue when she was struck by a privately-owned ambulance.

The 33-year-old driver was not injured and remained on the scene.

No charges have been filed and the investigation remains ongoing.

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